TORONTO — Eight shots hit Sammy Yatim.
One shot missed.
People involved in the investigation are guarded but sources privy to forensic reports confirm eight of the nine rounds fired by police struck the allegedly knife-wielding 18-year-old.
It’s unclear if the stray bullet struck the streetcar or elsewhere.
The 505 streetcar is back in service.
Const. James Forcillo has been charged with second-degree murder by the Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
QMI Agency also has learned that Forcillo was eager to get back to work after the Yatim shooting and was surprised when Chief Bill Blair suspended him.
Another interesting revelation after the swift bail release of Forcillo is the fact that not only was the 30-year-old copper allowed to surrender to his arrest warrant at his own convenience on Tuesday morning, he was also not required to go to the SIU or to a police division to be photographed and fingerprinted.
The cadence of the shots is expected to become a focal point in both the prosecution and defence of Forcillo.
There were three shots, followed by a pause of about six seconds. Then six more shots followed by a Taser from a second officer.
There is no known investigation into the Taser part of the deadly altercation or into videos that show a police officer appearing to kick shell casings inside the yellow tape of the crime scene.